News & Announcements

Wheelchair Basketball at John Black

Posted January 24, 2019

We have a very special guest coming to John Black next week. On Tuesday, January 29th we will be hosting wheelchair basketball sessions for our Grade 5-8 students. This is an authentic program which is all about inclusion and students knowing every game can be modified to not leave students

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School Zone Safety

Posted January 7, 2019

Today a Crossing Guard started at the new pedestrian crossing at Lamond and St Andrew's St E.  Please time a moment to read this important message regarding school safety zones. Let's keep everyone safe. Pedestrians play a role in keeping school crossing guards safe We all know that motorists play a crucial

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Posted September 11, 2018

We are looking forward to meeting our John Black families on September 20th at the  OPEN HOUSE. School Council has planned a delicious dinner and orders can be made online. Please place your orders in advance so School Council can plan accordingly. Limited quantities will be available at the event. The staff will

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Health and Physical Education Letter for Parents

Posted September 4, 2018

Dear parents and guardians, We are writing to you to address some of the questions and concerns we have received regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. As you may know, the Government of Ontario has directed all school boards across the province to use the re-issued 2010 Health

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2018-2019 Family Information

Posted September 3, 2018

Please use this link to learn more about the Upper Grand District School Board's: Guiding Principles Life Threatening Illnesses Concussions Child Abuse Protection Policy and Procedures BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)-Personal Portable Technology Use FNMI Self identification Freedom of Information Safety Procedures Mental Health2018 19 Family Information School Council Special Education Bus Code of Conduct Volunteers ....and more  

Bus Operations and Use of the Parking Lot at John Black PS

Posted August 31, 2018

As a result of the ongoing construction on St. Andrew Street East and Lamond Street, the way buses operate at John Black will need to change. This has resulted in a change to the way our parking lot operates. Parking will not be available at the north end of the lot.

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Construction on St. Andrew Street East, Tom Street and Lamond Street

Posted August 31, 2018

Due to ongoing construction, portions of St Andrew Street East, Tom Street, and Lamond Street will be closed to through traffic until the end of December 2018 and local access may be interrupted at various times. For Information: Construction On St Andrew St. And Tom St.

Code of Conduct 2018

Posted August 28, 2018

Please review our updated Code of Conduct for the 2018-2019 school year. School Code Of Conduct 2018

Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Background Report and Public Engagement Plan

Posted January 31, 2018

On January 30, 2018, trustees approved a Public Engagement Plan as a part of the Board’s process to develop a Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP).
The LTAP is a strategic review of the Board’s facilities, population projections, and enrolment forecasts. At the end of the process, the LTAP will identify accommodation priorities for the Board. Public engagement is an important part of the LTAP process. We want to have conversations with our school communities to promote a shared understanding of local school issues.

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2017 Annual Reports on Drinking Water Systems

Posted June 6, 2017

There are 14 schools in our district that get their drinking water from wells. All of our other schools are on municipal water systems. The Province’s Drinking Water Systems Regulation (Ontario Regulation 170/03) requires us to test the water at these schools regularly and provide annual reports. These reports cover all

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